Traditionally, workplace health has focused on the safety of the physical work environment, and more recently on the lifestyle related health practices of employees in the workplace.
As workplaces continue to evolve, research and practice has led experts and practitioners to pay closer attention to the organizational culture of a workplace. Management practices, "presenteeism", worker satisfaction and the way work is organized have been found to have a profound effect on the health of the business and those who work within the organization.
Today, leading edge companies adopt a comprehensive approach to workplace health, which addresses:
These three elements are interrelated and combine to influence the overall health of the business and individual employees.